Mayor’s Update September 2019
Dear Residents and Business Owners,
Welcome back all! Now that school is in session and we are all getting back to a routine don’t forget to come visit the Mayor with your questions or concerns. You can visit with me at the Garabrant Center an hour before our regular Borough Council meetings.
Are you as tired as I am from receiving “fake” calls? No matter how often I sign up on the “Do Not Call” list those calls keep coming. Here in Mendham, we can’t help you with your calls but we can help you limit the Fuller Brush man from knocking on your door (for those of you who remember who that was). Our Borough Clerk, Robin Kline, has informed me that residents who no longer wish to receive door-to-door visits from commercial vendors are invited to sign up for Mendham Borough’s newly created “No Knock Registry”. The registry permits residents to register with the Borough Clerk to indicate that they do not wish to have commercial peddlers knock on their doors. Registration can be completed through a form available on the website in our “Forms Center” or you can stop in and visit with Robin if you prefer the personal touch.
The Clerk’s Office will maintain the "No Knock Registry" on an ongoing basis. A copy of the "No Knock Registry" is provided to the Police Department and every applicant that has been issued a Peddlers & Solicitor’s license to conduct door to door sales pursuant to Mendham Borough Code §151-6 will receive a copy of the list. However, it’s important to remember that you can still legally be visited by non-profit, charitable, religious or political organizations, as these types of solicitations are protected by the First Amendment.
The Park Ave./Orchard St. tennis court renovation project is on schedule and coming along nicely. You may have noticed that we had to close the courts for safety reasons due to an insurance inspection. Over the first half of the year we completed the process of identifying funds, approved our town budget, submitted it to the State, and designed the bid specifications. Next steps are to put the project out to bid and to begin the first phase of construction, which should be completed later this Fall. Final construction of new courts will begin as soon as the weather permits in early 2020. You may want to stay limber and practice your backhand over the winter so you can be ready for our new courts in the late Spring and yell out “Love- Love”.
Did you know…
That Main Street in Mendham was originally called King’s Highway. As the years changed so did the name. It was also known at different times as Washington Turnpike, Mendham-Morristown Road and the William Penn Highway. Our beautiful town has an amazing and colorful history!
Calling all residents…
Please be on the look-out for the Spotted Lanternfly! This is not like counting lightning bugs. The Spotted Lanternfly is an invasive species that has a reputation for devastating hardwood trees like Black Walnut, Red Maple, and fruit trees like apple and peach trees. Help us save our NJ trees – See it, Report it! Find out more about what you can do to help from the Rutgers Agricultural web page https://njaes.rutgers.edu/spotted -lanternfly/
The Mendham Senior Citizens Group has reorganized! They have new officers and are looking for new members to join in the fun. Friends from all of Mendham are welcome! Don’t sit home alone with your crossword puzzle when you can come together monthly to get money saving tips, listen to scintillating speakers, and take day trips to fun events like Cherry Blossom tours, Octoberfest and Christmas shows. For more information please contact Mary Cillo at (201) 400-7222.
Christine Serrano Glassner
Mayor, Mendham Borough